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Buttigieg likens Trump's tweets to 'grotesque things'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:09pm

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg jabbed at President Donald Trump during a Fox News town hall Sunday, saying he understands why people and the media are "mesmerized" by his tweets because "it is the nature of grotesque things that you can't look away."

Romney disagrees with GOP lawmaker on Trump's 'impeachable conduct'

Sarah Westwood and Eli Watkins, CNN  |  Posted May 19th - 9:23am

Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday that he disagrees with Rep. Justin Amash on the Michigan Republican's recent comments that President Donald Trump's conduct has met the "threshold for impeachment."

Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 4:04am

Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again.

Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:36pm

His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee.

GOP's Weld says he's most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:08pm

President Donald Trump's only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling "terrible," and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near.

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 9:06am

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday.

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

Julie Carr Smyth and Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:08am

For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina's legislature.

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 10:19pm

Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women.

Texas passing laws, but not leading abortion fight this time

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 8:36pm

Sidestepping bigger abortion battles playing out elsewhere in the U.S., Texas Republicans on Friday pushed a bill toward Gov. Greg Abbott's desk that would ban the state's liberal capital city from leasing a downtown building to Planned Parenthood for just $1.

David Woolstenhulme named new interim Utah commissioner of higher ed

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 17th - 8:05pm

David Woolstenhulme, an educational leader with experience in higher education and technical college education, was named interim commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education Friday.

Missouri's GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 7:33pm

Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.

Fellow Dem: De Blasio can seek presidency, but why would he?

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 3:16pm

With friends like these, Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't need enemies.

Late to 2020 race, Bullock quickly turns to Trump-state Dems

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 12:54pm

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock waited until May to declare his candidacy for president, but he's wasting no time getting to the point.

The Latest: Missouri Democratic lawmakers slam abortion bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 11:08am

The Latest on Missouri's proposed ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local):

Democrats grapple with fully embracing Medicare for All

Elana Schor, Hunter Woodall and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 9:46am

A half-dozen presidential candidates back "Medicare for All," a proposal that would put the government in charge of most health benefits. But some of the Democrats they're courting aren't sure that the nation's health care system should be overhauled so dramatically.

Warren unveils abortion rights platform following new laws

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 6:12am

Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, moves Democrats have decried as a planned effort to chip away at the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

GOP braces for fight as Roy Moore weighs AL Senate re-run

Alan Fram and Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 10:14pm

Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama is considering a fresh run for Senate next year.

1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 10:14pm

A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions, or even tougher firearm storage laws that Gov. Greg Abbott backed after the tragedy.

Trump, de Blasio: Both look in mirror and see a president

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 3:43pm

He's deeply unpopular among fellow New Yorkers, often savaged by the city's tabloids and fights with the media that cover him. He also believes he can be elected president in 2020.